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Centre de Physique des Houches

Nonlinear Excitations in Biomolecules

Les Houches School, May 30 to June 4, 1994

Editors: Peyrard, Michel (Ed.)

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In the last few years, hopes have emerged that simple concepts could perhaps explain the extremely complicated biomolecular processes which are known to a greater and greater accuracy thanks to the extraordinary progress of biology. In parallel, powerful methods in physics, especially nonlinearity and cooperative effects, have been developed. They apply especially to biological phenomena and can explain coherent excitations with remarkable properties. This book provides a pedagogical introduction to the theory of nonlinear excitations and solitons in a biological environment, and also to the structure and function of biomolecules as well as energy and charge transport in biophysics.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • The intersection of nonlinear science, molecular biology, and condensed matter physics. Viewpoints

    Pages 1-9

    Krumhansl, J. A.

  • Introduction to solitons and their applications in physics and biology

    Pages 11-25

    Peyrard, M.

  • Selected topics in molecular biology, in need of “hard” science

    Pages 29-55

    Reiss, C.

  • Modelling the DNA double helix: techniques and results

    Pages 57-82

    Lavery, R.

  • Potential-of-mean-force description of ionic interactions and structural hydration in biomolecular systems

    Pages 83-99

    Hummer, G. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonlinear Excitations in Biomolecules
Book Subtitle
Les Houches School, May 30 to June 4, 1994
Editors
  • Michel Peyrard
Series Title
Centre de Physique des Houches
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-08994-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-08994-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-59250-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 427
Additional Information
Jointly published with EDP Sciences, Les Ulis, France
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